Young male patient sitting on bed had lower part of right leg amputated and wrapped. heatlhcare worker sitting in front of him showing him the prothestis

Amputee

Our multi-disciplinary team works with you throughout the continuum of care. We design care individualized to your needs for returning to daily life at home, at work, or in the community. Our therapists will work closely with you and your prosthetist to assist in your limb care, attaining independence through prosthetic management and functional mobility skills.
 

Diagnosis, Treatment & Technologies

Interdisciplinary Team Approach

CMC’s Amputee Management Program harnesses the resources and expertise of an exceptional group of professionals who work together as a dedicated team to provide you individualized attention and help you feel like you again!

  • Physicians
  • Wound Specialists
  • Nurses
  • Physical Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Behavioral Health Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Registered Dietitians
  • Prosthetists
  • Health Educators
  • Peer Visitors and Peer Support Specialists

Vascular and Surgical Care

CMC offers exceptional vascular and surgical care for amputations. As soon as you are admitted, you will also be cared for by our interdisciplinary Amputee Management Care Team which will work with you on your treatment plan and goals and prepare you for your next level of care. Following your surgery, we provide a medically supervised, safe environment for your surgical recovery.

Inpatient Amputee Care

Our Rehabilitation Medicine Unit offers continued inpatient care focused on increasing strength and mobility with several hours a day of active therapy. The RMU stresses family involvement in a patient’s rehabilitation process, working with you and your family to develop an individualized rehabilitative program. CMC’s RMU is unique in New Hampshire as the first rehabilitation facility located within a comprehensive regional medical center.

Outpatient Amputee Care

Managing an amputation is a life-long experience. That’s why your continuum of care under the Amputee Management Program extends well beyond your hospital stay and throughout the stages of your recovery. CMC Outpatient Rehabilitation Services picks up your interdisciplinary care once you are discharged from the hospital and will help you work toward your recovery goals. Our services include physical and occupational therapy, nurse case management and physiatry.

Interdisciplinary Amputee Clinic

Whether you’re a recent or long-time amputee, our Interdisciplinary Amputee Care Clinic is designed to help you and your family meet the challenges you face and to assist you in maintaining an independent and healthy lifestyle. Screenings are offered once a month at CMC’s Dartmouth Commons location. Our Amputee Care Clinic includes a medical provider from New Era Medicine, prosthetic professionals from Next Step Bionics and Prosthetics, Inc., and physical therapists, a dietician, and a nurse case manager from CMC. We assess your physical abilities and healthcare concerns including skin care management, safe functional mobility, and your prosthetic use or candidacy. Screenings may result in a referral to a specialist to address your individual healthcare and mobility concerns.
 

Of seven in world with LUKE Arm

six linked to Manchester

Until recently, the technology available for upper-extremity amputees was strikingly similar to what was offered to Civil War soldiers in battlefield hospitals.

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Changing the Experience of Amputation.

One patient at a time.

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Still Standing

Patients inspire one another & caregivers

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unveiled in Manchester 

New advanced prosthetic arms

CMC is excited to share a new opportunity for our Amputee Management Program and Outpatient Rehabilitation Services. CMC has worked with Next Step Bionics & Prosthetics, Inc. in developing our Amputee Management Program. Now, we are partnering on the LUKE arm project. 
 

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